Date Added: Monday 15 August, 2011
Problems first: This is not a complete kit and doesn't fit great. (The gaskets need modifying a bit to fit in with a standard Mazda exhaust. Also there are 2 compression 'O' rings that are needed but not included with the exhaust. Most annoying problem is that the pipe is routed slightly differently to the Mazda exhaust and now vibrates against the diff casing under load at low revs - clatter!).
Second Problem: This wasn't well packaged and both gaskets were damaged on arrival (bubble wrap wont protect the end of a heavy exhaust pipe). That's unfortunately the 3rd item that's been damaged due to poor packaging at MX5Parts - maybe slower dispatch would be better.
Good bits: I fitted this just to get rid of the mid section silencer and while there is no difference in noise below 5000 revs, over 5000 the exhaust develops a Mk1 roar that wasn't there before. Ultimately, the bit that matters is that even just removing one silencer the engine seems to rev more freely from 5000-7000 revs where before it felt sluggish.
Worth the money? - maybe. Should probably have got the back box too...
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]